Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh - NGOAB

Dear Readers,
The NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) was established in the year 1990 through an administrative order of the Government of Bangladesh. NGO stands for Non Government Organization. According to the bureau : The primary objective of NGOAB is to provide one-stop service to the NGO’s operating with foreign assistance and registered under the “Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance, 1978”. For more details about this regulation ordinance please visit their portal.

In addition, the NGOAB facilitates the activities of the NGOs in the country, and ensures their accountability and responsibility to the state and thereby to the people of the country. Initially, it was located in the President Secretariat's Public Division and, later on, in the Cabinet Division of the Govt. In 1991, with the re-introduction parliamentary form of government, the NGOAB was placed under the Prime Minister's Office as a regulatory body of the NGOs with the status of a government department.

There are various responsibilities of the NGO Affairs Bureau. Some of these responsibilities are as follows:

  • Providing one stop service to NGOs in respect of registration & processing of project proposals
  • Approval of NGO projects, fund releases, permission for appointment of foreign expatriate consultants and fixation of their tenure
  • Examination and evaluation of reports / returns submitted by the NGOs
  • Coordination, monitoring, evaluation and inspection of NGO activities
  • Collection of fees / service charges levied by the government
  • Inspection of field level NGO activities and examining their accounts
  • Liaison with the donors and the NGOs
  • Formulation of reports on NGO activities and take appropriate measures
  • Enlistment of Chartered Accounting Firms for auditing of Accounts of the NGO
  • Approval of proposals for one-time grants
  • Other matters relating to NGO Affairs

For more information’s about NGOAB please visit their website. Click on the link provided at the top of the post. This site contain lots of info about NGO related including their Functions, Citizen Charter, Organogram, Officer's list, Registration, FD and FC forms, Statistice, List of all NGO's and Canceled NGO's, Enlisted Auditors, Rules, Ordinance, Circulars, NGO's Focal Point and various info and services.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bangladesh is going to make her own Place in the top 20

Bangladesh is going to make her own place among the top 20 Countries in the world within 2050. On 18th December a report was published in the online version of the famous British Newspaper The Guardian. The headline was New-wave economies going for growth, by Larri Elliott, economic editor of The Guardian. As even Brics plateau, other countries, from Bangladesh to Mexico, are coming up fast - and could overtake the west by 2050.

Dear readers,
I have read this news today on a Bangla Newspaper and read all the details about the report from the famous British Online Newspaper The Guardian's website. Some important parts of the report I am publishing here that could help you to know about report.

Larri Elliott says in the beginning of his Article: They are big. They have young and growing populations. They have invested in infrastructure and education. And they are growing at the sort of rates that make them the envy of the recession-hobbled west.

The big emerging market economies of which much has been heard since the acronym was first coined by Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs more than a decade ago. Rather, they are a second wave of countries – some Asian, some Latin American, some African – coming up fast behind.

In the previous paragraph the writer says the Second Wave of Countries which are from Asia, Latin America and some African. These second wave of countries is going to take the economical leadership in the upcoming history of the world. Which could be happen within the year 2050. Not so far, I think !, WHAT YOU THINK ?

The report also said that
  • Bangladesh and the Philippines have been helped by remittances sent home from expatriates working overseas
  • Nigeria has been a beneficiary of the global commodity boom that has seen the cost of a barrel of Brent crude oil remain above $100 a barrel.
  • Mexico and Indonesia have generated strong domestic demand from their large populations.
The changing face of the global economy is reflected in the rapidly expanding scale of the summits designed to sort out its problems. Not so long ago, when 80% of global GDP was accounted for by Europe, North America and Japan, it was the G7 that was the forum that counted.

By the middle of the 2000s it became impossible to discuss the future of the world economy without the presence of China and India, and when a second great depression loomed in late 2008 the G20 was formed. This included not just the G8 and the Brics but a sprinkling of the more strategically important emerging economies, such as Indonesia, Turkey, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina and South Africa. Recent developments suggest that more seats may be needed at the conference table before too long.

John Hawksworth, chief economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), said: "There are countries beyond the Brics that have quite strong long-term growth potential." Economists such as Hawksworth say there are a number of key factors that are allowing emerging countries to grow more quickly than the mature markets of the west:
  • Firstly, they need sound macro-economic policies, including control of inflation and budget deficits.
  • Secondly, they have invested in human capital, improving their educational standards. 
  • Thirdly, they have been able to import new technologies from the west, with the spread of mobile telephony in Africa an example of the way in which a lack of physical infrastructure can be bypassed to boost productivity quickly.
  • And Finally, they tend to have young and growing populations.
Dear readers, to read the whole story directly from Guardian's portal you can go to the link provided in the top of the post.

Now, What you think ?
Is these countries are really going to take over the Economical Leadership in the upcoming years 2050 or 2055 or 2045 or . . . ? I am a Citizen of these Second Wave of Countries. And personally I believe that it is really going to happen and may be we don't need to wait for longer like 2050, we could see something really exciting and true changes in the Leadership (Economical / Technical / or Whatever . . . ) of the World.

Cause the History tells us that These kind of changes are happening from the very beginning of the World !

Thanks for reading my post.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

AFD BD - Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh

Dear readers,
This post is a little review about the website of Armed Forces Division of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. The Government has taken some steps or initiatives to make a Digital Bangladesh. Building websites for every Ministries and Departments, Wings, various Government Institutes, etc. is one of their steps. If you are interested to know about the Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh, please click on the link provided at the top of this post.

Armed Forces Division is an extension of Prime Minister’s office for promulgation of policies, issuing Government approvals for Armed Forces deployment and coordination between Services Headquarters. It is a principal government organ for the coordination of all operational matters as well as important administrative matters relating to the Armed Forces. It has the authority, direction and control over Services on operational and administrative matter under the direct supervision and guidance of the Prime Minister. As per Government notification, Principal Staff Officer (PSO) is entrusted to perform the duties of a full fledged Secretary with full administrative and financial authority as that of a Secretary in any other Division / Ministry.

A little history of the AFD based on the description provided on their site.
  • AFD is an extension of the Prime Minister’s office for promulgation of policies, issuing Government approval for armed forces deployment and coordination between services headquarters.
  • This Office has undergone a number of structural as well as status changes since its inception in1978.
  • This was raised as Commander-in-Chief's Secretariat in December 1978 under Ministry of Defense.
  • After 8 years, on 10 November 1986, it was renamed as Supreme Command Headquarters under the same Ministry.
  • After another 3 years, in 1989, this office was given the status of a Division and was renamed as Supreme Command Headquarters Division and started functioning like other Ministries. At the same time, its affiliation was separated from the Ministry of Defense and included in the Rules of Business of the Government.
  • In 1991, after the change of Government from Presidential system to Parliamentary system, Supreme Command Headquarters Division was renamed as Armed Forces Division and its businesses were reallocated.
  • In October 1998, the Table of Organization & Equipment of Armed Forces Division was revised into present setup.
  • The role of the Armed Forces Division has changed since it was integrated into Hon’ble Prime Minister's Office. Originally, as Supreme Command Headquarters, it had only general authority over the Services. But after being incorporated into Hon’ble Prime Minister's Office, it acquired the ministerial status to deal with the rest of the ministries on equal footing.
  • Today it is a principal Government organ for the coordination of all operational matters as well as important administrative matters relating to Armed Forces. It has the authority, direction and control over Services on operational and administrative matter under the direct supervision and guidance of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. As per government notification, PSO is entrusted to perform the duties of a full fledged Secretary with full administrative and financial authority as that of a Secretary in any other Division / Ministry.
Click on the main menu and left side navigation menu of this site to know further details about AFD BD. Click on the Screenshot below to see the Main menu item of the site.

Thanks for today. Thanks you very much for reading my blog. You are welcomed to share your thoughts, suggestion or . . . . in the comment section.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SSF or Special Security Force of Bangladesh

 Dear readers,
In this post I am going to introduce you about the Official Website of the Special Security Force (SSF), the elite Force of the Government of Bangladesh providing physical protection and security to the VIPs (Head of the State and the Government).

SSF also provides physical protection and security to a visiting foreign head of state or government and any person declared as VIP by the government. The mainstay of this force is the specially selected officers from various disciplined forces like Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Police and Ansar. The force is commanded by a Director General (Brigadier / Major General) who directly acts upon the orders and instructions the Head of Government. They are specially trained to make them `security agents'.

You can get an idea on the activities of SSF from the 'About SSF' and `Virtual Tour' link on their website. You can also view other related fields of the portal like News, Forum, Tenders and so on. Visit the site to know more details about Special Security Force – SSF of Bangladesh.

A little about SSF from their site:
SSF - Special Security Force was established on 15th of June 1986, with a mission to provide physical protection and security to the President, Prime Minister (or head of government), visiting Head of State/Government of any country and any person declared as VIP by the government.

SSF carries out this sacred task as per the provisions and authorities vested in the force by Special Security Force Ordinance 1986 and Red Book. SSF is organized into various bureaus namely, Operations and Protection, Intelligence, Logistics and Training. The office is located at Prime Minister's Office at Tejgaon.

SSF Provides physical protection and security to the VIPs of Bangladesh inside and outside of the country. SSF also provides physical protection and security to a visiting foreign head of the state or government and any person declared as VIP by the government. Physical protection of the VIP is executed / performed on ground by the agents of the Protection Bureau.

They carry out sweeping, search and all other Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and drills as necessary for the protection of the VIP. Use of various "state-of-the-art" equipment and well trained sniffer dogs are part of the protection array. This important task is executed in conjunction with other security and law enforcing agencies.

The SSF Training Center is located in the heart of Dhaka City opposite to the Prime Minister’s Office. It is well equipped with all training gears and accommodation facilities. The training conducted at Special Security Force is unique because of its quality. SSF provides a wide range of courses utilizing its personnel throughout their SSF career.

The course curriculum provided by SSF is designed for Close Physical Protection Group, Residence Group, Advance Group, Solo Body Guards, Special Agents and Security Intelligence Agents. In a single year hundreds of training recruits undergo extensive training in firearms, use-of-force/control tactics, emergency medical techniques, physical protection and water survival and rescue training.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012


A little History about Bangladesh Navy:
Bangladesh Navy (BN) came into existence during the liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
BN started its brave stride with only two gunboats named PADMA and PALASH and a small number of Naval Commandos during the War of Liberation. Contribution of this small force in 1971 with the whole nation has become a milestone in the history of Bangladesh Navy. They carried out as good as 45 gallant operations causing irreparable damages to the enemy. The undaunted bravery of the Naval Commandos and Sailors will always remain as a golden history of the BN.

After the Independence, the wide vision of the national leaders of the country expedited the formation of necessary naval infrastructure. Two Ex Royal Navy Frigates joined in BN named as BNS UMAR FAROOQ and BNS ALI HAIDER in 1976 and 1978 respectively. Later, in 1982 the 3rd Ex Royal Navy Frigate joined at BN named as BNS ABU BAKR. Inclusion of these three Frigate is considered as the principal foundation of Bangladesh Navy. This has introduced the new born nation as a ''Limited Blue Water Navy'' to the whole world.

After that the Bangladesh Navy has undergone a dramatic changes over the last couple of decades. The changes didn't only happen in size and shape but also in its Role, Mission and Vision. To-day, BN has grown into its present form and is the vanguard of maritime defence of the country.

MISSION of Bangladesh Navy:
Safeguard the sovereignty over the internal waters and territorial sea, and sovereign rights over the Contiguous Zone, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf of Bangladesh while supporting river and maritime economic activities including free flow of riverine and sea borne trade.

Clear VISION of Bangladesh Navy:
" To Build a Three Dimensional Navy "

ROLE of Bangladesh Navy:

  • Safeguard / defend the territorial waters of Bangladesh.
  • Keep the Sea Lines of Communications (SLOC) open during war and peace.
  • Keep the sea ports of Bangladesh open for shipping during a war.
  • Protection of the Bangladesh fishing fleet.
  • Patrolling in riverine waters of Bangladesh.
  • Search and Rescue at sea.
  • Cyclone warning for Naval Ships and Crafts.
  • Protection for merchant ships in the deep seas.
  • Assist the civil administration in maintaining internal security and peace, whenever called for such duties.
  • Assist the civil administration in the event of natural calamities like flood, cyclone, tidal waves, earthquake etc whenever called for such duties.
  • Naval Control of Shipping (Internal and External, Inland or Foreign) Organization.
  • Oceanographic survey.
  • Any other task for which the government may deem it necessary to deploy the Bangladesh Navy.
NAVAL Operations:
Since its inception Bangladesh Navy has carried out many operations. It included both operations of Liberation War and Peace Time Operations. The war time operation involved conventional as well as unconventional operation. The peace time operation was mainly related to anti-smuggling, anti-piracy, fishery protection and many others involved in aid to civil power. However the remarkable operations of Bangladesh Navy are:

  • Operation JACKPOT in liberation war.
  • Operation NIRMUL.
  • Operation PROTIRODH.
The peace time operation made a significant contribution to the overall economy by protecting the interest of Bangladesh at seas.

The official web portal of Bangladesh Navy has lots of information's rather than these.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

A little about The Bangladesh Air Force - BAF

Dear Readers,
The below history and little information’s about BAF (Bangladesh Air Force) has taken from the official web portal of BAF. So, if you want to know more details or if you have any query about BAF, please visit their website.

A little History of BAF:
The origin of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) dates back to 1920 in British India when the Indian politicians demanded for inclusion of local people in the Royal Air Force because some members of Indian Royal Flying Core had earned name and fame in the 1st World War. In 1932 when Indian Air Force came into being on 08 October of that year, the demand eventually got in its shape. But until 1939 the Royal Air force hardly made any progress. Even during the 2nd World War period there was hardly any scope for training in the Bangladesh portion of the then sub-continent. However, airports were constructed in Comilla, Feni, Patenga, Cox’s Bazar and in few other places hastily. The only recruiting center for this area was in Narayangonj.

During 1951-52 the first fighter squadron of Pakistan was organized a new. It was commanded by Abdur Rahim Khan who became the Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force during 1969-71. Bengali PAF / AF officer Flight Lieutenant Towab was the Flight Commander of that squadron who later became Chief of Air Staff of independent Bangladesh in 1975. Of the Bengali pilots Flying Officer Alam died in plane crash in 1956. He Left behind his contemporary Flying Officer A K Khandker who later played a glorious role in our historic Liberation War.

During the Indo-Pak War in 1965, there were many glories of victory achieved by Shaheed (martyr) Squadron Leader Alam, Wing Commander Towab, Flight Lieutenant Saiful Azam and many others of them Flight lieutenant (later on Group Captain) Saiful Azam became an ace fighter pilot. He showed success in three different countries in dog fight during real war. These officers had some praiseworthy airmen. One of them was Shaheed (martyr) Sergeant Zahurul Haque. He was a Ground Combat Instructor (GCI), a trade well known for conducting drill.

Liberation War 1971:
The glorious Liberation War of Bangladesh took place in 1971. A good number of Bengali officers and airmen including technicians renounced their previous services and joined the Liberation War to expedite victory. It was largely possible due to the sincerity of those members who established the Air Wing of the Liberation War on 28 September 1971 at Dimapur of NagalandIndia. The air wing possessed a scanty inventory of one DC-3 airplane, one Otter airplane and one Alluette Helicopter.

The patriotic pilots and technicians of the nascent Bangladesh Air Force formed a flying unit named, ‘Kilo Flight’, under the table guidance of the then Squadron Leader Sultan Mahmud. The pilots of the historic ‘Kilo Flight’ made successful sorties to launch successful air attacks on a number of targets in Chittagong and Narayangonj. It was during the Liberation War that another great son of the soil, Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman sacrificed his life for his motherland. The most important officers’ training base of BAF in Jessore has been named after him (BAF Base Matiur Rahman) and the nation has awarded him the highest state title, ‘Beershrestha’ Besides these great personalities, out of many, two more officers of BAF are worth mentioning, the two sector commanders. They are the then Squadron Leader Khademul Bashar who later became Air Vice Marshal and Chief of Air Staff and another officer is the then Squadron Leader Hamidullah who later became Wing Commander.

Some Achievements of BAF:

  • Since independence, BAF underwent massive modification and expansion. Concentration has been given on both air power and air defense. Bases, Units and outposts have been established at different suitable places.
  • As a mark of improvement, many foreign trainees both at officers and airmen levels underwent training in BAF.
  • As a mark of recognition,Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) received ‘National Colours’ in 1980 by the then honorable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Later Bangladesh Air Force Academy (BAFA) received ‘National colours’ in 2003 by the then honorable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Even the Recruits’ Training School (RTS) has been awarded with ‘BAF Colours’ by an ex Chief of Air Staff in 2004.
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) performed tremendously during deluge like flood in 1988 and after a devastating cyclonic storm in Chittagong in 1991. It performed election duties quite successfully in 2001 Parliamentary Election. The organization also responded well in international requirements like after earthquake in Gujrat, India in 2001; after Tsunami in Sri Lanka and the Maldives in 2004 and after earthquake in Mujaffarabad, Pakistan in 2005. It has responded to the call ofUnited Nations by serving under its umbrella in 17 different war-torn countries of the world.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

About BEPZA - Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority

BEPZA, The meaning is Bangladesh Export Processing Authority. In order to stimulate rapid economic growth of the country, particularly through Industrialization, the government has adopted an 'Open Door Policy' to attract foreign investor to make investment in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) is the official organ of the government to promote, attract and facilitate foreign investment in the Export Processing Zones. According to the authority of BEPZA - The primary objectives of an EPZ (Export Processing Zone) is to provide special areas where potential investors would find a congenial investment climate, free from cumbersome procedures which is very helpful for the Investors.

An export processing zone (EPZ) is defined as a territorial or economic enclave in which goods may be imported and manufactured and reshipped with a reduction in duties / and/or minimal intervention by custom officials (World Bank 1999).
EPZ Provides:

  • Plots/factory BLDG in custom bonded area.
  • Infrastructural facilities
  • Administrative facilities
  • Fiscal and Non-Fiscal incentives
  • EPZ attracts Foreign and Local investment

The main Objective of the BEPZA:

  • Promotion of Foreign (FDI) and Local investment
  • Diversification of Export
  • Dev. of backward & forward linkages
  • Generation of Employment and up gradation of their skills
  • Transfer of Technology
  • Development of management

Type: There are three type of Investment according to BEPZA:

  • Type A - 100% Foreign Ownership 205 (58%)
  • Type B - Joint Venture 49 (14%)
  • Type C - 100% Local Venture 98 (28%)

EPZ's in Bangladesh at a glance:
Below is the list of current EPZ (Export Processing Zone) in Bangladesh. For more details please you are requested to visit the portal of BEPZA.

Dear readers,
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

About The Ministry of Water Resources - MoWR BD

The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) is the apex body of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for development and management of the whole water resources of the country. It formulates policies, plans, strategies, guidelines, instructions and acts, rules, regulations, etc. relating to the development and management of water resources, and regulation and control of the institutions reporting to it.

The Ministry of Water Resources prepares and implements development projects relating to flood control and drainage (FCD); flood control, drainage and irrigation (FCDI); riverbank erosion control; delta development and land reclamation; etc. and provides irrigation, drainage, flood protection, bank erosion protection, land reclamation facilities by constructing barrages, regulators, sluices, canals, cross-dams, embankments and sea-dykes along the banks of the rivers and the coast, etc.

The Ministry, through its implementing arm -the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), implements the FCD/FCDI and other development projects. It also collects, processes, stores and disseminates hydrological and hydraulic data and information through BWDB. It provides flood forecasting and warning information through Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) of BWDB. The Ministry prepared the Guidelines for Participatory Water Management (GPWM) and that is being widely followed by the stakeholders at all levels.

The Ministry through its macro-planning arm –the Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO) prepared National Water Policy, the Coastal Zone Policy, National Water Resources Database (NWRD), National Water Management Plan (NWMP) and Integrated Coastal Resources Database (ICRD). Data can be collected from WARPO for nominal charges.

The Ministry has also research and coordinating institutions such as River Research Institute (RRI) responsible for physical and mathematical water modeling; Bangladesh Haor and Wetland Development Board (BHWDB) for the development of Haors and wetlands; Institute of Water Modeling for mathematical water modeling; and Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) for integrated environmental analysis using GIS, remote sensing (RS), database and IT. The Joint Rivers Commission, Bangladesh acts as the secretariat of the Ministry for dealing with the sharing and management of the waters of the trans-boundary Rivers.

Other principal activities of the Ministry include expansion of irrigated areas, water conservation, surface and groundwater use, estuary control, anti-salinity measures and anti-desertification activities, re-excavation of canals and rehabilitation of embankments, international cooperation, liaison with the international organizations, processing matters relating to treaties and agreements with other countries and world bodies in the field of water development and management. According to the National Water Policy, 1999 the Ministry is responsible for formulation of a framework for institutional reforms to guide all water sector related activities and will:

  • Exercise water allocation power in identified scarcity zones on the basis of specified priorities and determine the priority for allocating water during critical periods;
  • Sustain shallow groundwater aquifers, regulating the extraction of water in identified scarcity zones with full public knowledge;
  • Prepare specific drought monitoring and contingency plans for each region experiencing recurrent seasonal shortage of water etc;
  • Empower local government or any other body, to allocate water in scarcity zones during periods of severe drought, monitor the water regimes and enforce the regulations etc;
  • Confer water rights on private and community bodies to provide secure, defensible and enforceable rights to ground/surface water etc;
  • Ensure the minimum requirement of stream-flows for maintaining the conveyance of the channel.

The task of operation and maintenance of completed projects is vested with the Ministry. Operation and maintenance program of these completed projects is an ongoing activity.

  • An O & M program of these projects and other ancillary work of Tk 2810.00 million is being undertaken in the current fiscal year 2007-2008.
  • Under the current Annual Development Program (ADP) (Revised) 2007-08, the Ministry has been implementing 72 investment (including 2 study projects) and 3 technical assistance projects with a development budget of Tk 9379.40 million. Among the total 75 projects, 70 projects (including 2 TA projects) are being implemented by the Bangladesh Water Development Board. Other 5 projects are being implemented by WARPO (2 projects), Bangladesh Haor and Wet-Land Development Board (1 project) and River Research Institute (2 study projects).

The Ministry of Water Resources is a development ministry. The Ministry has 3 wings namely:

  • Development Wing responsible for preparation, implementation and monitoring of the aided projects;
  • Planning Wing responsible for processing of all projects for approval by the Planning Commission and preparation, implementation and monitoring of projects solely funded by GoB, and release of all funds of the development projects under ADP; and
  • Administrative Wing responsible for the administration of the Ministry and the organizations reporting to it.
Mandates of the Ministry of Water Resources:
  • Regulation and development of rivers and river valleys.
  • General policy and technical assistance in the field of irrigation, flood control, anti-water-logging, drainage and anti-erosions.
  • All matters relating to irrigation, flood forecasting and warring, flood control, flood control works, causes off floods and damage caused by floods to irrigation projects, embankments, etc.
  • Basic, fundamental and applied research on river valley projects and flood control works.
  • International cooperation in the field of flood control and development of water resources.
  • International commissions and conferences relating to irrigation, flood control and water resources management.
  • Construction and maintenance of canals under W. D. B. Project; construction and maintenance of water control structures for the canals executed under the Canal Digging programme.
  • Soil conservation drainage and water-logging.
  • Storage of water and construction of reservoirs, embankment and barrages.
  • Land reclamation, estuary control.
  • Anti-salinity measures and anti-desertification.
  • Hydrological survey and data collection.
  • Matters relating to Joint Rivers Commission; Joint Committee, Standing Committee, etc and Common Border Rivers.
  • Secretariat administration including financial matters.
  • Administration and control of Subordinate office organization under this Ministry.
  • Liaison with International Organization and matters relating to treaties and agreements with other countries and world bodies relating to subjects allotted to this Ministry.
  • All laws on subject to this Ministry.
  • Inquiries and statistics on any of the subject allotted to this Ministry.
  • Fees in respect of any of the subjects allotted to this Ministry except fees taken in courts.
Source: MoWR BD. For further details please visit the website.


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Investment in Bangladesh through BOI BD

This post is about the BOI - Board of Investments Bangladesh is running under the Prime Minister’s Office. Lots of information’s has been provided in this site which could be very helpful for the Investors who wants to make an Investment in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a winning combination with its competitive market, business-friendly environment and cost structure that can give you the best returns.

Some reasons to choose Bangladesh for an Investment according to the BOI:

Industrious Low-Cost Workforce:
Bangladesh offers a well-educated, highly adaptive and industrious workforce with the lowest wages and salaries in the region. 57.3% of the population is under 25, providing a youthful group for recruitment. The country has consistently developed a skilled workforce catering to investors needs. English is widely spoken, making communication easy.

Strategic Location, Regional Connectivity and Worldwide Access:
Bangladesh is strategically located next to India, China and ASEAN markets. As the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) comes into force, investors in Bangladesh will enjoy duty-free access to India and other member countries.

Strong Local Market and Growth:
Bangladesh has proved to be an attractive investment location with its 146.6 million populations and consistent economic growth leading to strong and growing domestic demand.

Low Cost of Energy:
Energy prices in Bangladesh are the most competitive in the region. Transportation on green compressed natural gas is less than 20% of the diesel price.

Proven Export Competitiveness:
Bangladesh enjoys tariff-free access to the European Union, Canada, Australia and Japan. In Europe, Bangladesh enjoys 60% of the market share and is the top manufacturing exporter amongst 50 least developed countries.

Competitive Incentives:
Bangladesh offers the most liberal FDI regime in South Asia, allowing 100% foreign equity with unrestricted exit policy, easy remittance of royalty, and repatriation of profits and incomes.

Export Processing Zones – EPZ:
Bangladesh offers export-oriented industrial enclaves with infrastructural facilities and logistical support for foreign investors. The country is also developing its core infrastructures, including roads, highways, surface transport and port facilities for a better business environment.

FDI Magazine of The Financial Times in March 2010 conducted a competition under the head “Global Ranking Competition of Economics Zones” based on the following nine categories of ranking:
* Best Overall Global Special Economic Zone
* Best Economic Potential* Best Cost Effectiveness* Best Facilities* Best Transportation Link* Best Incentives* Best Promotion* Best Airport* Best Port
In the competition out of 700 Economic Zones globally 200 participated in the competition. All the zones were evaluated on a 10 point scale on the basis of some set criteria. Among the top 10 of the two categories Chittagong Export Processing Zone, Bangladesh scored 3rd position in the “Best Cost Effectiveness” and also 4th position in the “Best Economic Potential” for 2010-2011.
For more details about this Report: FDI Magazine

Positive Climate:
A largely homogeneous society with people living in harmony irrespective of race and religion, Bangladesh is a democratic country enjoying broad bi-partisan political support for private investment. The legal and policy framework for business is conducive to foreign investment. For detailed about legal infrastructure of Bangladesh please visit Business Laws.

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The National Web Portal of Bangladesh